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Venue Details

Location:Aquitaine, France
Sports:Rowing, Rugby, Canoeing, Handball, Basketball, Volleyball, Judo, Taekwondo

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Video: Discover La Base at Le Temple-sur-Lot, an international training center located in the South West of France. Canoe-Kayak, Rowing, Basketball, Martial Arts, Handball, Volleyball and many more

Temple sur Lot offers good water and land training facilities. These include a 25km stretch of river and a 1000m buoyed course, football and tennis courts, outdoor swimming pool and 3 sports halls.                 

All activities and accommodation are based at the Centre in Temple sur Lot. Full board is available.

This is a very popular venue, so booking early in peak times (school and university holidays) is highly recommended.

Teams training at Temple-sur-Lot include; French Canoe Kayak National Teams (Sprint) - French Rowing National Teams - French Basketball National Teams - French Handball National Teams - British Rowing Teams - New Zealand Canoe Racing Teams - Canada Canoe Kayak National Teams - German Canoe Federation - Oxford University Boat Club Teams - and many more

Temple-sur-Lot is close but take some books and games to keep people occupied between sessions.

Food is of good quality, and the kitchens are very helpful in terms of special requests.

Temple sur Lot is an ideal venue you want to train high mileage, but for timed pieces and seat racing, the lack of a 2k course could be an issue.  However, the 1000m course is ideal for Masters rowers and for many canoeists.




By Air; Agen airport 35 km - Bergerac airport 50 km - Bordeaux airport 130 km - Toulouse airport 170 km

By Rail; TGV, Paris to Agen 4 hours (approximately 3 trains per day) - Agen's station 35 km

Bus transfers can be arranged

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There are 4 main blocks on site, the oldest of the 4 being about 12 century which can accommodate about 90 people. The 3 newer blocks can accommodate over 200 people. All these blocks offer the same type of accommodation as the older part but food is available in the separate restaurant overlooking the lake.

A laundry and drying room are available, all rooms have en-suite but Wi-Fi & TV is restricted to communal areas (1 per block) only.

Meals: Breakfast is buffet style whilst lunch and evening meals are served in bowls at the table. The older block has its own dininghall whilst those who stay in the 3 newer blocks all eat in the dining hall overlooking the lake.

All meals are prepared on site with the menus specifically adapted for the athlete's needs by a qualified sports chef. Service is flexible and the team can cater for individual dietery needs.

Training Facilities



"There is a nice balance between things working efficiently but everybody being relaxed. I really like coming here" Sean Bowden, Head Coach of Oxford University Boat Club 

The river is about 25 km long which includes a 1km course (with 1 buoy line) including a 500m marker for timing purposes.

The constant water level and flow rate (all regulated by the hydro electric dam) makes this an ideal destination for long distance rowing camps and preparation for Masters events.

Launches are available for hire.These are SECU 12 type, fitted with 9.9 hp engines



"The main reason we come here, it's because this is the best place for us to train. Great weather, Great water!" Gordon Walker, Coach of Canoe Racing New Zealand Women Team

The river is about 25 km long which includes a 1km course (with 1 buoy line) plus a 500m marker. The water is at a constant level and flow rate all regulated by the hydro electric dam.

Launches are available for hire.These are SECU 12 type, fitted with 9.9 hp engines

The national canoeing teams of Canada, Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, Poland and France.

Kayak-Polo: There is a field with goals

Sports Hall


"it's the ideal plave to work with the best conditions" Jérôme Fournier, Head Coach Women U20 French Basketball National Team (Women)

Sports Hall 1 - The E.Venaud Hall; is 30m x 18m and is used for Martial Arts, Badminton, Basketball

Sports Hall 2 - Multi Sports Hall; 45m x 25m and is used for Basketball, Martial Arts, Table Tennis



Pool 1; 25m x 12.5m outdoor pool open end of June to beginning of September

Pool 2; Indoor, heated pool 15m x 15m long open all year round



Gym 1 in the Wellness Centre; 12m x 12m with weight training equipment (including Multi Gym, bench press, Lat pull down, lower back machines etc and Olympic bar & weights) and cardio-vascular machines (including 6 x ergos, 4 x bikes and 4 x step machines).

Gym 2 in the Multi Sports Centre; additional weight training equipment in a small room.


Football & Rugby


Football & Rugby; the 100m x 50m pitch is 300 metres from the centre. The pitch is well maintained and suitable for all levels.

Teams from other parts of France use this centre as their pre-match training ground when preparing for Rugby TOP 14 Ligue Nationale de Rugby matches.

Cycling & Running


Cycling; Teams to have visited are Ag2r La Mondiale, AS Corbeil Essonne, Argenteuil Val de Seine Cyclisme

Road cycling suggested routes or alternatively

MTB approved circuits by the French Cycling Federation (Federation Francaise de Cyclisme).

Running; The forest tracks make some fantastic routes.



Active Holidays

Active Holidays


La Base at Temple-sur-Lot has been offering active holidays to children during school holidays for a number of years and have now taken that experience and adjusted it for a more mature audience.  If you, perhaps, don't fancy a full-on training camp, but would like an active holiday which also includes some sightseeing and cultural excursions, La Base now offers precisely that. Your multi-sport stay allows you to take part in rowing, cycling (with or without electric assistance), hiking, Pilates, and fishing and to experience some local sights and colour, making it an ideal way to both unwind and gain some extra fitness in the stunning countryside around Temple-sur-Lot.




Enhance your camp with more intensive coaching. We can put you in contact with accredited rowing coaches, experienced in coaching at all levels from beginners through top domestic and up to international and Olympic standard, who will work with your own coaches to further extend the gains you make on your camp.


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Reviewed by Janette
On 02-Jun-2016 12:1:32

Comments:  Just a quick note to say thank you very much for a great stay. The food and facilities were great. I was particularly impressed with the amount and quality of food. Having the meals in the castle part during the latter part of our stay was great. It was also a nice gesture to meet the German dragon crew over the glass of wine in the evening courtesy of the organisers. Thank you.